Very newbie to Linux tried Ubuntu about 5 years ago never got wireless to work so had to abandon, heard good things about linux mint and decided to try and wow everything works except my printer/scanner multifunction.
Searched everywhere and finally found how to install the impossible tar.gz file from the Canon website using following post from an ubuntu forum.
cp /home/user/Downloads/Linux_UFRII_PrinterDriver_V240_us_EN.tar.gz /opt/
tar xzvf Linux_UFRII_PrinterDriver_V240_us_EN.tar.gz
ln -s /usr/lib /usr/lib64
alien -k -c cndrvcups-common-2.40-2.x86_64.rpm
alien -k -c cndrvcups-ufr2-us-2.40-2.x86_64.rpm
dpkg -i cndrvcups-common_2.40-2_amd64.deb
dpkg -i cndrvcups-ufr2-us_2.40-2_amd64.deb
And this got the printer part working but the explanation was unclear for the scanner and the scanner function does not work at all, if the drivers from the website don't get the whole thing working then i have no idea
My printer is a Canon MF4450 Laser Mulitfunction
Wondering if anybody knows how to get the scanner working and remember been using linux for 10 minutes barely know how to open terminal much less use it.......
Hope I don't have to switch back to windows tonite.